Braised Garlic Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 35 min 4
Braised Garlic Chicken
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1/4 tsp Black pepper
1 cup Chicken broth (stock), low sodium
8 thigh(s) Chicken thighs, boneless, skinless (skinless)
1 tsp Cornstarch
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
3 leaf Basil, fresh (fresh)
8 clove(s) Garlic (peeled, chopped)
12 olive(s) Kalamata olives (halved)
1 cup Red onion (diced)
1/4 tsp Salt
1 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (sliced)
1 tsp, leaves Thyme, dried


1. Lightly coat the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.

2. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil on a large skillet over medium-high heat.

3. Add chicken thighs to skillet and let them brown on each side – 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside on a separate plate.

4. Reduce the heat to medium and add remaining oil, onions and red bell peppers. Cook stirring for 1 minute. Add chopped garlic and cook until garlic is fragrant and onions are translucent. Set onion, garlic, red bell pepper mixture on a separate plate.

5. Add 1 tsp of cornstarch to 1 cup of chicken broth. Mix well. Stir into skillet along with the basil leaves and thyme.

6. Add the browned chicken thighs, onions, garlic and red peppers back into the skillet. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Let the chicken simmer for 30 minutes until chicken is tender. A meat thermometer should read 165F for chicken to be fully cooked
 7. Add the olives and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.

Serve hot.



is an excellent source of lean protein and aids in muscle growth and repair

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 364
Calories from fat 156
Calories from saturated fat 32
Total Fat 17.4 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.4 g
Cholesterol 199 mg
Sodium 609 mg
Potassium 675 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9.7 g
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
Sugars 3.1 g
Protein 43 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 2.3
Vegetables 1.1

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